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We’re recruiting: volunteers

Light Sheffield is a peer-support charity that supports mums with postnatal depression and other mental illness around childbirth.  This is a great opportunity to join our team of dedicated volunteers.

Approximately one thousand women in Sheffield suffer from depression or anxiety relating to childbirth every year.

Could you use your own experience of postnatal depression or anxiety to offer much needed peer support to these mums and their families?

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Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help facilitate a peer support group in Sheffield, Rotherham or Doncaster, or be a ‘buddy’ for a family, and make a difference?

If so we’d love to hear from you – please contact Ellie or Josanne on [email protected] or call us 0114 438 8962

 

 

Birthday Celebrations!

A MASSIVE BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came to celebrate Light’s 9th birthday with us!

We had a great time reminiscing, eating cake, quilting and chatting!

Thank you to all of you who gave us your suggestions and feedback – it’s very much appreciated! ❤️

If anybody else would like to give us any feedback please email us: [email protected]

Here are some photos from the day!

Newsflash… Chancet Wood Group is moving!

Newsflash… From Monday 15th July our Chancet Wood Group is moving to a new home… we’ll be heading down the road to Lowedges Community Centre on Gresley Road, S8 7HL. More details and directions to follow soon.

Everything else will remain the same! Mondays 1-3pm with plenty of tea, biscuits, chat and support.

Come along to our ‘men-tale-health drop-in’ session 26th June

This Wednesday – Men-tale health drop-in session:

– For any Dad who is struggling, or who would like help in supporting their partner
– Chat with Light volunteer Ian, to share in experiences and battles that you are facing or have overcome
– Wednesday 26th June, 4-5pm
– @ Light, Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, S2 3QE
– Because Dads matter, and sometimes we all need a safe space to talk with others who get it
Drop us an email to contact [email protected] so we have an idea of numbers

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Service User Forum!

Come along to our Service User Forum next week!

Our next Service User Forum will take place at the Bentley Family Hub Doncaster.

Drop in with your children on Thursday 16th May between 1pm and 3pm to find out about us and have your say in the support we offer to families.

We will bring the tea, cake, activities and friendly faces – see you there!

Please let us know if you would like to come by dropping us an email at: [email protected]

We hope to see you there!

Service User Forum

Come along to our Service User Forum next month!

The forum will be held on Monday 11th February from 9.30am – 11.30am in the Garden Room at Clifton Park Museum, Rotherham S65 2AA.

There are developments being made to perinatal support across Sheffield, Doncaster and Rotherham and we would like to hear from families with lived experience of perinatal services.

Do you have ideas about how we could better care for families? Please come along and share them with us!

The room will be set up like a parent + baby group and children are most welcome. Refreshments will be provided and we can reimburse parking costs on the day (£1 per hour)

Please let us know if you would like to come by dropping us an email at: [email protected] or calling on 0114 438 8962.

We hope to see you there

Light Xmas Quiz

Come along to our Christmas extravaganza!

Held at Regather and starting at 7pm with arrival drinks available from the bar with locally brewed ale, we will have a pub quiz, pies and a proper disco! All funds raised will go to Light and supporting the families of South Yorkshire. Please join us for a fun filled evening!

Tickets available here:

https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/893-have-a-light-christmas?fbclid=IwAR2seDN5Ul1aqg3E-6f2VlSyX6LOswxOd0IHPvf56gRJmI2J_ZtiutbEswM

Self care and support

We are so excited to be able to giving out these beautiful Lush pamper packs to our mums at group this week. We often talk about this importance of self-care and what we can do to look after ourselves – physically, mentally and emotionally. We really want to be able to help mums to do this as much as we can and so these donations from Lush in Sheffield are so gratefully received. They contain a massage bar, bath bomb and face mask all neatly packaged in a beautiful hair knot wrap.

If you are pregnant or have young children and are finding things tough, please do get in touch with us, we are here to support you.

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came and who supported us with our birthday event last Saturday, we were overwhelmed with the amount of clothes and toys donated to us. We had a great raffle, much fun for the children and lots of tea and cake! Thanks again for all your support!

Light Birthday Celebration – Sat 30th June!

We are holding our 8th birthday celebrations at our Nearly New Children’s Clothes Sale on Saturday 30th June at St Thomas Philadelphia, Gilpin Street, S6 3BL

There will be loads to do for all the family including soft play for the children, lots of children’s clothes, books and toys for sale as well as refreshments and a great raffle. We are being joined by Weleda who will be offering free hand massages and there will be lots more too!

We would love as may people as possible to join us so tell your friends and family and come along!